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What Happened To New Vietnam?

44:01 | Jul 23rd, 2019

2 recommendations
A Wikipedia stub about the worst Florida theme park idea ever sends John on a search for the reason it never opened. Show notes: 0:45 - New Vietnam on Wikipedia 1:12 - Dolly Parton's Stampede (form...Show More


mm recommended:Jan 25th

A preacher wanted to build an actual theme park that replicated the Vietnam War. Iโ€™m not shitting you. Crazy story. ๐ŸŽข

rmmiller364Jan 25th

@mm I think the craziest part was that he exploited refugees to do this!!

rmmiller364Jan 25th

@mm (planned to, at least)

mmJan 25th

@rmmiller364 I was like "Go you!" when they read the bit where the Vietnamese refugee who was the manager of the arts factory who was like "No way am I going to let my wife be a part of this." And then they just got up and left. Power to them ๐Ÿ’ช

rmmiller364 recommended:Jan 22nd

Wow, what a wild story.... Wacky/ill-advised theme parks are really fascinating to me.

mmJan 25th

@rmmiller364 Omg this was an incredible story. Also, I dunno about you, but when the preacher was asking for donations on his radio station (โ€œAnyone have a million dollars? $1 will do! $1 a month will get us a new show!โ€), it didnโ€™t sound that different from what some podcast hosts have to do today.

mmJan 26th

@rmmiller364 You inspired me to create a playlist about ridiculous theme parks: Let me know if you know of anymore!